This week saw the publication of Craig Robertson’s latest book in the Winter & Narey series, The Photographer and with a lot of fans to keep happy, Craig organised two launches for the book.
The first kicked off on Thursday night in Waterstones Argyle Street Glasgow and was hosted by Jay Stringer.
A great turn out for an in-depth discussion on the issues covered by the book. The Photographer takes us to some dark places and this was never going to be an easy subject to cover but Craig and Jay gave them the sensitivity and respect they deserve.
It was a fascinating discussion and covered Craig’s journey from journalist to crime writer, the difficulty in writing about rape and its impact as a male writer. The right to privacy and the ethics of taking pictures of people in public places, the mindset of online trolls and the Staunch Awards were all covered in what was a highly informative and thought-provoking discussion. It was agreed that we need to have these conversations and the topics need to be discussed and brought into the open. We also got to see the video trailer for The Photographer and let’s just say it was a creepy walk I took back up to the train station after the event! #WhatIfHesWatchingYou
On Friday night the show moved across to Stirling and I was well chuffed to be interviewing Craig for this event. Held in the Curly Coo, the home of Bloody Scotland’s #CrimeAtTheCoo event, another audience packed into the back room to celebrate the launch of The Photographer.
If you have never been to The Coo before then you really need to get yourself down there, a warm welcome from Mandy and the team, some great hospitality, superb selection of drinks and a real warm coal fire made for a cracking wee night! Check out the Coo’s Facebook page here.
Poor Craig was pretty jet lagged and full of the lurgy but we still managed to chat for over an hour about the book, Craig’s writing process and his fascination with the macabre! Check out that #Murderabilia haul that he has! Craig also talked about the background to the books, why Tony was a photographer and not a detective, who he prefers to write, Rachel or Tony and future plans for the series, I’m saying nothing, you just need to watch out! Another great night and a great crowd!
If you haven’t read The Photographer yet, what are you waiting for! Find out my thoughts on the book here
You can buy the book at all good bookstores and it is also available on: